Saturday, November 27, 2010

IOF Shoots Palestinian Collecting Scrap near Erez Crossing


At app. 2:30pm on Saturday 27 November 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at a group of Palestinian civilians as they were collecting scrap and rubble from the destroyed structures near the border fence between Gaza and Israel. The group was about 200 meters from the border fence near the Erez crossing in the North Gaza district when IOF fired at them. As a result, Khaild Ashraf Abu Sitta, 21, who is a resident of Beit Lahiya, was injured in the left leg. Medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital described his injuries as light. According to Al Mezan's field investigations, the civilians carried Abu Sitta on a donkey driven cart to the Palestinian Liaison Office at Erez crossing because the area of attack is close to the border fence and roads are unpaved and ambulances can't reach there.